Aug 102013
 August 10, 2013  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

HuffPost reports:

On the day President Barack Obama proposed reforms to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the National Security Agency shared a paper claiming legal authority for its spying and revealing that it “touches” 1.6 percent of Internet information.

The memo says that after the 2001 terror attacks, “Several programs were developed to address the U.S. Government’s need to connect the dots of information available to the intelligence community and to strengthen the coordination between foreign intelligence and domestic law enforcement agencies,” including the bulk collection of telephone and email records.

The memo included an outline of the “Scope and Scale of NSA Collection:”

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